The Škoda Fabia
is a supermini
produced by Czech manufacturer Škoda Auto
since 1999. It was the successor to the Škoda Felicia
, which was discontinued in 2001. The Fabia was available in hatchback
(named Fabia Combi
) and saloon
(named Fabia Sedan
) body styles while from 2007 merging in the second generation starting with hatchback and awaiting the new estate version. No saloon variant of the current Fabia is planned though. It is based on the platform of Volkswagen Polo Mk IV
Mk1 (6Y) (1999–2007)
The first generation Fabia (given the internal type code 6Y
) was officially presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show
in September 1999 and production of this model started in October the same year. The estate version Fabia Combi was introduced in September 2000 at the Paris Motor Show
. It was the first model to use the Volkswagen Group's A04 platform
, which it shares with the Volkswagen Polo Mk IV
and SEAT Ibiza
. This car won 2000 What Car?
"Car of the Year" in the UK.
The range starts with the 1.0 8v Classic (which is cheaper than Volkswagen's smaller 3-door 1.0 Lupo
) to the 1.9 PD TDi vRS.
Part of the Fabia's success is the fact that all of its mechanical parts are developed by or in conjunction with Volkswagen, but are offered in a package that is priced to undercut other models in the Volkswagen Group. The only trace of non-VW Škoda left in the Fabia is the 1.0 and 1.4 8v "MPI" engines, which was a modification to Škoda's own 1.3... Read More